Dream has announced the official pairings for the 1stRound of their featherweight Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on March 8th at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Also,WAMMA lightweight champ Shinya Aoki will be taking on David Gardner in an individual bout.
Aoki’s participation is somewhat peculiar because he already committed to competing in Dream’s Welterweight Grand Prix next month at Dream 8.
1stRound of Featherweight Grand Prix
Masakazu Imanari vs. Atsushi Yamamoto
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Jong Won Kim
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Micah Miller
Chase Beebe vs. Joe Warren
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Takafumi Otsuka
Abel Cullum vs. Akiyo Nishiura
* Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto receives 1stRound bye
David Gardner vs. Shinya Aoki (WAMMA Lightweight Champion)
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Daisuke Nakamura